Ziaja med – atopic skin dermatological formula

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Hi my Readers 🙂

Little background

Since the beginning of this chaos we are living in, my face started to flare up more than before. I used to have some flare ups before but with all the masks, the problem became continuous and nothing would help. I searched for remedies, tried everything that I could find and it helped, but I had to find something more permanent. I knew that stress was a big instigator but because that wasn’t going to disappear any time soon (even though I tried), changed some of the things that I was eating and ultimately bought a bunch of face creams. I think that even the hot weather is an instigator but at this point I can’t be sure since it was all colliding together.

Ziaja products

Have to say that Ziaja was always my go-to face cream. I have tried so many of them and their cosmetics and the one that I use the most is Ziaja cocoa butter face cream; light formula. Don’t even know how many I have used but there are a lot since I sometimes like to reuse the packaging.

Ziaja med – atopic skin dermatological formula face cream

Tried this cream and I was just a fresh air after everything the skin on my face has been through. Doesn’t have any fragrance or any kind of smell. It claims that is „soothing face cream with moisturizing properties“ and I agree. It does not irritate my skin like some other creams that I tried, calms it down and after few minutes of applying it leaves very healthy shine since it is moisturizing (and unlike some others, it really moisturizes the skin, it does not leave it greasy). I liked it so much that I immediately bought a backup.



Official claims
„Soothing face cream with moisturising properties. Recommended for atopic skin prone to irritation, severe itching and hypersensitive to allergens. Restores natural hydrolipidic barrier of the epidermis.
Softens and moisturises the skin. Reduces skin dryness and excessive itching. Balances the bacterial flora. Soothes irritation and prevents its recurrence. Contains only the essential components of the formulation.“


Ingredients and packaging:

Since then I’ve been using it from time to time when my face needs soothing not only when I have tiny flare up because I have to say that they are reduced, but when I have redness from the sun or something like that.

I recommend this cream to every person that needs help with the skin or moisturizing when redness occur.



Another cream from the MED line that I have tried and I liked VERY much was Ziaja med face cream (the Denova pro line is now known only as Ziaja med). If you need acne – prone skin, that is the cream you need.

Do you have problems with you skin that needs attending? Have you tried this cream? If you have or have a post about it, you can leave it in the comments, would really like to read about it.

Withing you a good one,
Antidote








face cream soothing moisturising good for babies, children, adults

Nails of the week

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Hi my Readers 🙂


Keep in mind that as usual, I’m taking pictures of my nails right before I am about to remove the polish and this time the nail polish is even more damaged since I was traveling and during those days, excessively washing my hands every now and then for at least 2-3 times and using antibacterial sanitizer, so those things take a toll on the nail polish, hence this pictures.

Glitter is SO hard to be fully appreciated through pictures so I applaude the nail bloggers that always manage to do a justice to the polishes that they model 🙂

I took several pictures of them with different light and focus but still no justice. You have to trust me on this one 🙂


And with glitter (I bought it so I had to try it immediately 🙂 )

Have a nice start of the week!

Antidote 😉

Worker’s rights days

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Hi my Readers. Today I am going to inform you about a subject that is always in – rights.


The origin of the workers’ rights days.
In the 16th century it was decided by Philip II of Spain the work day to be 8 hours (4 in the morning, 4 in the afternoon with the exception of miners who worked 7 hours). The industrial revolution saw this as a problem and they increased the hours to 10-16 and even more. Child exploitation was considered normal: 9-13 year old kids worked 8 hours, 14-18 years old 12, and children under 9 had to go to school. Although there have been several attempts to reduce working hours, there have been no significant changes.

On May 1, 1886, a labor movement protest was held in Chicago to decrease the working day to eight hours. Tens of thousands of workers protested. On the third day of the protest, there was a clash between the fired workers and those who were employed in their place. Police then intervened, killing four people and injuring many union members. Angry, the members took it upon them this time to wear some armor. Unfortunately, to date, an unknown character throws a bomb at the police forces, killing 6 police officers and injuring about 70. Protest organizers Parsons and Spice were later arrested, brought to justice and executed, although their guilt was never proven. Their remains were sent off by more than 250,000 people in solidarity.

At the first congress of the Second International held in 1889 it was decided:
“May Day should be a common holiday in all countries, where workers should show unity and solidarity in their demands to improve their position.”
Since then, the holiday has been a manifestation of the class solidarity of workers around the world.
The struggle does not end here, across different parts of the world and Europe, different countries have enforced an 8-hour working day much later.


Although workers’ rights were far from good, there has been an even greater decline this year. All shops, markets and shopping centers these days were working full time, although it coincided with another major Orthodox holiday – Easter. Many workers do not enjoy any additional payments or rights for their overtime and work during the holidays.

What WE as customers can do?

By NOT visiting these shopping centers, markets and stores during Sunday and during holidays, and further buying directly from farmers especially during this uncertain times – we all contribute, and it is a protest against the exploitation of workers.
Avoiding big e-commerce (hint: it is also a river) companies that don’t allow workers to unionize and exploit them and buying directly from the companies, we all contribute.




Finally, a few pictures of the protests in different cities across Europe, including Zurich, Basel, Paris, Nantes, Istanbul, Skopje, which took place on May 1 this year.
(all of the pictures belong to the respective owners and can be seen on their social media accounts)



You can see more pictures of protests around the globe and mainly Europe:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-56957360

Concrete or chia pudding, tbd + flower of the day :)

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Hi my Readers 🙂

Decided to make chia pudding for the first time after I had some issues with my appetite (more about that on the next paragraph).
Searched for some recipe online, I saw it and of course – I didn’t follow it 😀 As chia seeds swell up when soaked I forgot that that will happen on another level much later. I sat down to eat and sure enough 10 minutes later I had very solid consistency. I quickly poured just a little bit more water, stirred it and placed it in the fridge. I am imagining some concrete hard consistence in an hour from now.

How I prepared it:

– chia seeds (duh)
– milk (of choice)
– water
– honey
– flax seeds

The recipe stated that the honey can be added afterwards but immediately thinking I won’t like it because of it’s consistency – I poured it together with the other ingredients and stirred. Waited a bit and stirred again. Tried it to see if I need to add something I added what I felt it needed more and refrigerated it. I’m planning to add some fruits on top of it just to add some more vitamins. It is also recommended to use glass cup or jar to see if you stirred it good enough but I don’t thin that will make some big of a difference if you stir it long enough.

Not sure why but few days ago I had headache and since then I had trouble eating. The day before yesterday I felt hungry but because I was out running some court errands I couldn’t eat hours later and even then I forced myself to eat. Yesterday I had headache again and only drank a cup of coffee which made me jittery and ate a cup of oats after I felt so dizzy that I couldn’t stand.

The result

Almost forgot to take a picture of it. I started eating it because I couldn’t wait to see if it turned out
The verdict: Tastes amazing! Tastes really good. Reminds me of sweet rice pudding but not quite. It is interesting and it keeps me full. Want to cut down on sweet and incorporate more fruits and this actually looks like it will do the job but I’ll see how it plays out when my appetite sorts out. I added some fruits too: some frozen raspberry, cherry, aronia and banana.. fancy I know 🙂

The other thing that is visible on the picture is some fruit shake or smoothie, if you will and it tastes sooo good!

In the process of making this picture better since I ate half of the cup, I thought I include some flowers and mention a blog that shares many nice stories that I enjoy reading as well as different pictures of many different things and brightens up the blog timeline – Cee’s Photo Challenges

Daffodils from my late grandparent’s house and Hyacinth. Hope you enjoy them (some of them are little sad looking since they are past their expiration date.

What do you thing about this kind of desert? Have you tried something similar?

Wishing you a very nice day 🙂

They fought for us and we returned with reduction of those accomplishments

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In honor to every woman. In honor in every woman that made the rights women enjoy today – possible. In honor to every person that helped them.

The earliest Women’s Day observance, called “National Woman’s Day”, was held on February 28, 1909, in New York City, organized by the Socialist Party of America at the suggestion of activist Theresa Malkiel. In August 1910, an International Socialist Women’s Conference was organized to precede the general meeting of the Socialist Second International in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired in part by the American socialists, German delegates Clara Zetkin, Käte Duncker, Paula Thiede and others proposed the establishment of an annual “Women’s Day”, although no date was specified at that conference. Delegates (100 women from 17 countries) agreed with the idea as a strategy to promote equal rights including suffrage for women The following year on March 19, 1911, International Women’s Day was marked for the first time, by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. In the Austro-Hungarian Empire alone, there were 300 demonstrations. In Vienna, women paraded on the Ringstrasse and carried banners honoring the martyrs of the Paris Commune. Women demanded that they be given the right to vote and to hold public office. They also protested against employment sex discrimination.
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As you can see, not much of this has changed.

Women fighting for their basic rights, they are looked down on, they are scrutinized for being online, made fun of because their partners are sharing pics on the interned that they were given to in confidence, covered from head to toe, stoned to death and so much more gore statistics.

Today, the struggle for equality is not essentially that different. With nearly similar demands, few places where rights are not just on paper and hope that this will be overcomed sooner rather than later, the most important thing is that together, everyone, every single person should play a part and unite to one day, make these things reality for every female.

Teach future generations to know why they give gifts to the woman in their lives. To know why women celebrate this day. To know why these events and why these upheavals in world history are so important. And most important – together with you, they are the ones that are in charge now and the ones to continue this fight.

More on this on many books and internet

For now, I am leaving you with few posters that played a key part for the women in history
(every picture belongs to the respective owners and I have no ownership for them)

Happy International Women’s Day

Golden Rose Extreme Glitter shine nail lacquer 211

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Golden Rose Extreme Glitter shine nail lacquer 211

Golden Rose Extreme Glitter shine nail lacquer 211

Hi my Readers 🙂

Brace yourself for influx of pictures from 3 different devices in order to capture the beauty of this nail polish! And they are still not good enough but I uploaded as many as I could for you. Glitter is so hard to capture on camera and I wanted to be as true to color as they can be.  And If you scroll down, you’ll see that on black base it looks like galaxy 🙂 

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I’ve been neglecting my nail lacquers for so long. I at least would paint them in one color but lately I’ve been slacking so much but decided to change that and this lacquer was a big part of it. The previous nails were also sort of difficult to made so I waited for them to start crumble apart before removing them so I can fully appreciate them.

You have no idea how much of a change this nail lacquer has made. Don’t know what it is about it but it sparked joy. I’ve been caring it around and just staring at it. Not to mention the staring at my nails…by me 😀 It might be because those colors were near to part of my hair colors (and I really like how the combination of turquoises and purple go together)

I entered the beauty store for one purpose but as it almost always it, left the store with more but all necessary things. One of them was picking some new nail polish. Fully intended to just check them out what’s new but then saw this one. Checked online to see how it looks because it they just got it and they didn’t have a swatch. The only internet picture was kind of deceiving but I still don’t regret buying it (quite the opposite as you already read 🙂 ). 

The bottle 

The first one is from my camera and many attempts to capture the right shades and the beauty of the glitter. 

The second ones are with the base color and I left the blurry ones just so you can see the glitter because boi is it hard to capture the glitter in the nail polish (kudos to the professionals). 

On daylight with different device: 

And with black base: 

Well… I tried…

Wishing you a good one 🙂 

Antidote 😉 

Palmolive shower cream

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Hi my Readers (scroll down for the reason of these dark pictures)

Palmolive always had very good and hydrating shower gels and shower creams. Some of them smell really good and some of them need acquired taste.

Palmolive also has one of my favorite shower gels that I have many bottles in stock and will write about in some other post. 

Palmolive shower milk is one of the ones that smell really good to me. The hydration that gives to the skin is also very nice and unlike many other shower creams, you can actually feel the hydrated skin. It’s from the naturals line and it claims it has 100% natural milk proteins. 

I also use it when I have some tan on me because it doesn’t automatically erase it but it actually helps saving it.

The reason why the pictures are so dark is because the etiquette is biodegradable but the glue – isn’t and it fell off of my shelf and collected so much dust.

It’s very funny to me that they made the etiquette bio degradable but the bottle is solid plastic. And why is funny to me is because of this post that I wrote some time ago.

I really like this Palmolive shower milk because it really soothes my skin. It is also good to the delicate skin when sunburn occurs. And as bonus – it smells really nice and fresh 🙂 

Wishing you a good one, 

Antidote 😉 

 

AO, tennis, Novak Djokovic and the coup against him

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AO, tennis, Novak Djokovic and the coup against him
Novak Djokovic is very charismatic, polite and presents himself in relatable way. That’s why he was always the beloved by the audience.
This past year or so, we’ve noticed that the mass media only mentions him in bad connotation or when wants to present something negative about him. It is very clear that there is something going on against him. 
Novak Djokovic is very charismatic, polite and presents himself in relatable way. That’s why he was always the beloved by the audience.
This past year or so, we’ve noticed that the mass media only mentions him in bad connotation or when wants to present something negative about him. It is very clear that there is something going on against him. 
 

 

Novak Djokovic is very charismatic, polite and presents himself in relatable way. That’s why he was always the beloved by the audience.

Just look at the video I posted bellow and you’ll see what I mean.   

This past year or so, we’ve noticed that the mass media only mentions him in bad connotation or when wants to present something negative about him. It is very clear that there is something going on against him. 

„He hosted tournament and made people get covid.“

It hurts me that the only thing they know about this event is that some got the virus. The reality is that he held that tournament in particular (and other players agreed on playing) to unite two nations that were in war (and that bad vibe, decade after – still lingеrs) over sport. Something that nobody ever even dared to do because of fear of the outcome.

Trust me when I tell you how big of a deal this was.  

What he received after and still receives is devastating to me, knowing what his intention were.

Mass  media has made him the villain. He was only mentioned in negative stuff. That’s why we don’t know why he did the infamous tournament. 

 

Some of the things that he’s done that if you search his name – they don’t come up.

 

In 2007, Djokovic founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation. The organization’s mission is to help children from disadvantaged communities to grow up and develop in stimulating and safe environments.

His foundation has built 43 schools and supported almost 20,800 children and a thousand families. Build Kindergarten in Jalovik village built by the Novak Djokovic Foundation

He participated in charity matches with the aim of raising funds for the reconstruction of the Avala Tower, as well as to aid victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2010–11 Queensland floods.

He has established a tradition of hosting and socializing with hundreds of Kosovo Serb children during Davis Cup matches organized in Serbia. He was selected as the 2012 Ashe Humanitarian of the Year, for his contributions through the foundation, his role as a UNICEF ambassador

In August 2015, he was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. During the 2014 Balkans floods, he sparked worldwide financial and media support for victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.

He donated his prize money to the flood victims in Serbia, while his foundation collected another $600,000. He donated $20,000 to Melbourne City Mission’s early childhood education programm to help disadvantaged children.

He will donate €1 million for the purchase of ventilators and medical equipment to support hospitals.

Australian Open and their rules

They make news against him which is locked with a subscription and almost no one knows what the conversation is except the title, but that does not stop them to chat about it and spread some uninformed hatred. There are events on Twitter trending after 5 days, but this immediately reaches the first place on the trending list? ….suuuureee…. 

Now people think he’s self entitled for asking for nutritious meal for the tournament…that AO organized… If someone tells me again that this is not a chase against him..

How negotiation works: it starts with a list of demands, including some impossible ones, then a compromise is reached. 

He’s talking about every player and the energy they need, not only him. Many professional players need proper nutrition, especially 14 days before one of the biggest tournaments. It is not that big of a request. It’s clear that this was intentionally made for him to look bad. Being in a room for 14 days before the tournament it is not the way to prepare.

And here’s why:

They were allowed to train a first, but AO changed the rules. The players were informed that they’ll be in quarantine and allowed to train for 5 hours, but later, the authorities changed their mind.

„Australia gave the international players assurances regarding training time and quarantine. Then, after the athletes agreed and arrived, based on those assurances, Australia undid the agreed terms. Now players are screwed for the following tournament too.“ 

Sorana Cirstea Tennis Australian Open

Apparently he is not the only one complaining, but of course he is the only one being slammed from AO. Which just proves my point.

 

Australian Open organizes it. It is their responsibility to clear everything with the government officials beforehand and warn the players about possible changes. Requests aren’t unreasonable amid the biggest tennis tournament in the world. That’s the reason why AO is one of them. If they can’t make what they promised happen, then why hold it? 5 hours training per day (they were promised 5 hours a day no matter the quarantine) and none whatsoever for 2 weeks actually makes a BIG difference in professional sport, in anything, for that matter.

The issues for me is the failure from the AO to clear that with the government officials beforehand so the players will be prepared for the possibility of not training 2 weeks before the biggest events in the world and that he was the only one called out. Many players complained, but sure, blame him and only him. 

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Excerpt from: Tennis stars slam hotel food in quarantine ahead of Australian Open

Why is it important for Australian Open for the players, particularly the #1 to attend:

Those events are held because of them. Just for example, if one of them cancelled, the prices for the tickets would immediately drop. If the #1 cancels, the prices would significantly go down. So it is the organizer fault for not keeping up with their own rules.

Australian government officials cleared, but suddenly changed their mind. So irresponsible, no matter the pandemic.

Mind you, Australia is the one organizing it. Why is that important? Because Australia makes money off it too.

Not to mention the fact that many will be left unemployed if this event gets cancelled. Employees, businesses around that host the audience, many will lose their income.

People that say many awful things including that he should have stay silent – rudeness and silence gets you nowhere. You need to fight for your rights.

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Excerpt taken from: NOVAK DJOKOVIC SLAMMED AFTER MAKING SIX HOTEL QUARANTINE REQUESTS

Why I think it is part of a coup:

He is from the Balkans. But the Balkans consists from many different countries, including the one he is from – Serbia. On the picture people were spreading, there was a particular phrase „on the list that Balkan demands“ which is very rude and way of telling „he is not allowed to sit with us“.

Many replied to me with „where is he from, he should go back to the hole he’s came from“ and some parts that I choose not to type and share because they require censoring.

All we’ve seen was the negative stuff that spreads like lighting. No one mentions all the good he’s done.

Let’s end this on a nice note and here is one of my favorite sport moments of all time that always makes me smile: 

 

Please tell me your opinion on this subject. I really would like to hear from you. 

Have a nice one

 

P.S. pic belongs to the respective owner and made by the respective photographer 

 

Pantone colors of the year 2020 and year 2021

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Pantone colors of the year 2020 and year 2021

Hi my Readers

To be frank, the pantone color of the year for 2020 was one very beautiful color that is favorable and looked very nice to me. Especially because I really like blue and nearly every shade of it. Reminded me of the ocean and the life in it.

This year is a color that does not really appeal to me. I know a lot of people that like yellow but it is definitely not my coppa. Maybe that’s why they had to pair it with another color – grey.

“PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, two independent colors that highlight how different elements come together to support one another, best express the mood for Pantone Color of the Year 2021. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. It is a story of color that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly.”

This year nothing has been usual, so my guess is that even they decided to do the unusual within their power – to choose two colors.

Ultimate grey and Illuminating are complementing each other nicely and I guess we can only hope more of the description, but I’m not eager to see all the mustardy „innovations“ that people will inevitably come up with.

How do you like this years colors that Pantone has choosen?

Have a nice one 🙂

This blocks thing that wordpress has

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Hi my readers

I’ve been a long time user of wordpress. I also have been using a lot of different platforms and that being said, I strongly dislike this blocks thing that wordpress implemented. 

Change is good and all but not when it comes to hobby. This blog is hobby to me and I don’t feel like learning programming just to be able to blog. I think that that is also the reason why I stopped blogging. Sure, I didn’t post so much in a first place, but this really made me postpone my posting. I do have a lot of prepared posts but aren’t yet edited because I write but then the blocks make me just click EXIT very fast. The other day, a whole very long post got deleted because of the blocks and none of my „tricks“ helped. Or helped partially and misplaced all the sections.

Just now I tried to edit a post so I can publish it but I got so frustrated but instead, I went out and wrote this! 

How dumb is to be able to erase several blocks at once but you can’t select and copy the text from several at once…. 

 

I understand that is good for people that use their page professionally but it does nothing to me. The classic editor being available to business or premium users is also very cowardly move. 

And this is not me, I adjust, but this is pure frustration (as previously stated examples). 

 

Do you have the same problem? Do you struggle with this change too? Share the misery with me 😀